Series: Trouble by Numbers #2
on April 3rd, 2017
Genres: Contemporary Romance
I received this book for free from in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
When Ivy Adams is summoned back to LA by her secret husband, it’s for the purpose of revenge, not a second chance. Estranged as long as they’ve been married, Ivy’s never told anyone she even has a husband, let alone he’s the Scots born movie star, Dylan Duffy.
Yeah, that Dylan Duffy. The sexy-as-sin bad-boy. The man whose rumbling accent has half the world’s panties damp.
But Ivy isn’t the only one keeping secrets, and screwing half of Hollywood hasn’t sated Dylan’s need for revenge. He’s hellbent on making Ivy pay for her mistakes in the most despicable way he can.
Two wrongs don’t make the pair even, but can they ever make their marriage right?
Donna Alam has completely stolen my breath. I first read her about a year ago and loved it Playing Games so when i saw her name pop up I was thrilled.. But with Two Wrongs, I was 20 % in and everything in my “real life” stopped, I was completely immersed in all things Ivy and Dylan. I love a second chance romance I don’t think I’ve even wanted a couple to make it work as much as I’ve wanted Ivy and Dylan to see things right.
I’m not usually one for Hollywood star stories, but Ivy’s real life existence in a Scottish hair salon and her secret history with Dylan is captivating. It’s a great mystery I wanted explored and one I wanted to understand. Alam opens the story with Ivy witnessing an act, Dylan on video, and finds herself rethinking the action that led to the demise of her marriage, her very secret marriage to Dylan.
The unfolding of this tale, Ivy and Dylan’s romance is lovely and heart breaking and I couldn’t get enough. BUT, at about 40% into this book I found myself needing to read One Hot Scot, so I did. I stopped and read Fin and Rory’s story and then went back to Ivy and Dylan. Alam does an AMAZING job intertwining the two stories so that you can read them out of sequence, but I honestly recommend reading them with a similar timing. Anyway, Ivy and Dylan story tore at me. I sooo wanted to see them make it, wanted to see this couple get back to the sweet intensity of their relationship.
What did I think Ms Alam? Holy hell, I LOVED this story!! I missed Ivy and Dylan while I read about Fin and Rory and getting back to these two felt so good. I found myself championing, craving an HEA for this couple and getting to the redemption of Dylan and his bad boy tendencies was glorious.the dialogue is witty and smart and I can’t wait to do a re-read! 5++ Stars and recommendation.
~Review by Cyndi
About the author
Donna Alam writes about exotic locations and the men you aren’t married to, but might wish you were. Escapism reads with heart, humour and plenty of steam.
Hailing from the North of England, she’s a nomad at heart, moving houses and continents more times than she cares to recall. She once worked at a school like the one described in her Pretty Trilogy. Alas, there were no handsome millionaires hanging around there.
Eclectic reader and part-time perv, she’s a huge fan of smart men and protagonists with a fair measure of inappropriateness.